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Romer Labs Develops AgraQuant® ELISA Test Kit For T-2 and HT-2 Toxin

Date Posted: May 7, 2013

Tulln, Austria—On March 27, 2013, the European Commission published a new COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION on the presence of T-2 and HT-2 toxin in cereals and cereal products (2013/165/EU).

This new document recommends maximum levels for the sum of T-2 and HT-2 toxin in various food and feed matrices.

Thus, it is essential to simultaneously detect both, T-2 and HT-2 toxin, following this recommendation.

Reacting quickly, Romer Labs® has developed a new AgraQuant® ELISA test kit for T2 & HT2-toxin which has high cross reactivity between both toxins (>90%).

Calibrants used in this test kit are from 25 to 500 ppb sum of T-2 and HT-2 toxin, and hence, are in line with the requirements set in the EC document 2013/165/EU.

In addition, Romer Labs® offers MycoSep® and Starline™ immunoaffinity cleanup columns together with Biopure™ reference materials for a complete T-2 and HT-2 toxin reference testing solution.

A state-of-the-art LC-MS/MS application, including Biopure™ 13C isotope labeled internal standards and a MycoSpin™ cleanup, was developed by Romer Labs® too, following the current trend of multi-mycotoxin testing.

About T-2 and HT-2 toxins:

T-2 and HT-2 toxins are mycotoxins produced by various Fusarium species.

They are found in grains and grain milling products, notably in oats and oat products.

Grains and grain-based foods, in particular bread, fine bakery wares, grain milling products, and breakfast cereals, make up the majority of foods through which humans have exposure to these types of mycotoxins, which have immuno-suppressive effects in both humans and animals.

Pigs are amongst the most sensitive animals towards the effects of T-2 toxin.

About Romer Labs:

Romer Labs, founded in Washington, MO, in 1982, is a leader in diagnostic solutions for food and feed safety.

It develops, manufacturers and markets test kits for food allergens, food pathogens, mycotoxins, veterinary drug residues and other food contaminants.

The company also operates four accredited full-service laboratories on three continents.

Romer Labs has facilities in Austria, Brazil, China, Malaysia, Singapore, UK and the USA.

For more than 30 years, Romer Labs has been a trusted partner for the food and feed industry worldwide.

For further information, contact:

Katharina WIESER

Division Marketing Officer

Romer Labs Divison Holding GmbH

Technopark 1

3430 Tulln, Austria

Tel: +43 2272 615 33 10


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